New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- It takes a village, and a budget that's perhaps equivalent to the GDP of a small country, to create a period epic of the scale of Thugs Of Hindostan. Set in the late 18th century, Vijay Krishna Acharya's period fantasy adventure tells the story of a tussle on the high seas between Indian rebels and the East India Company. Hundreds of extras, two vast ships and three countries were required to give the story of Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan), Firangi (Aamir Khan), Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh), Suraiyya (Katrina Kaif ) and Lord John Clive (Lloyd Owen) shape and form. Of the departments that contribute to the making of a movie, two that are critical for bringing authenticity to a period set action adventure are production de...